A recent survey of over 1,000 pregnant women tells us that over 80% of women are feeling anxious right now about giving birth during COVID-19 and over 40% are changing their birthing plans. The realisation that the majority of labour will happen at home, without a support team, and the lack of incentive to visit…

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Resources for Parents NSW Health’s Got It! Program has released helpful guides for parents who are now transitioning children back to school- based learning. Although produced by NSW Health, the guide is relevant for parents in all states and territories across Australia. The guide explains that children have experienced big changes recently and may find…

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The COVID-19 pandemic is having an affect on almost every aspect of our lives – it’s safe to say we are all touched by it in some way. Some parents are concerned about their children and how they’re dealing with the situation, and may be unsure about how to discuss the challenges that arise with…

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Parents At Work recognise that the Covid-19 pandemic may be causing unease for parents-to-be and new parents. As strong advocates for ‘sharing the care’, we believe this is even more pertinent in these challenging times. Richard Fletcher from SMS4dads has written an open letter for new fathers at this time. Dr Vijay Roach, President of…

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As schools close or prepare to close around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic and people start working from home in droves, working parents are in unchartered territory, without certainty about how they’ll effectively manage work and educate their children. Many parents are worried, anxious and fearful – about their families’ health and about…

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With November 20th -being World Children’s Day, UNICEF’s global day of action for children, it’s an opportunity to focus on a major issue for many working parents in Australia – childcare. Affordable, quality childcare is one of the four family-friendly policies that UNICEF recommends workplaces around the world need to implement to ensure they are…

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